short film

Blu-ray Review: Pixar’s Incredibles 2

The Movie After 14 long years, Brad Bird and company (ie Pixar) finally delivered that sequel to The Incredibles that everyone was clamouring for. On every superficial level, it was a rousing success. The film went on to gross over a billion dollars and presumably sold plenty of candy coloured superhero merchandise for Disney as […]

Interview: Danis Goulet

We talk to Danis Goulet, director of the Cree inspired science-fiction short Wakening, filmed at the Winter Garden Theatre and screening prior of the TIFF opening night gala of The Fifth Estate on Thursday night to help honour the theatre's 100th anniversary. We talk about transforming the Winter Garden and the surrounding area into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, her film’s role in the resurgence of aboriginal cinema, and getting the cops accidentally called on the production for being too realistic.

Beauty and the Beast 3D Review

Beauty and the Beast returns to the big screen this weekend (with a 3-D retrofitting) just a shade over 20 years after its initial release and several years after an extended cut of the film made the rounds. The film – which was one of my fondest childhood movie going experiences – holds up nicely in a thematic sense, with as much love for cinematic craft as Hugo and The Artist, but while the 3-D does add to the film, the HD transfer makes a case that maybe not all hand drawn animated films should be toyed with.

The Short Films and Commercials of Neill Blomkamp

People are going to be absolutely blown away when they see District 9; the first feature film South African born-Vancouver, BC based filmmaker Neill Blomkamp.  With the release of District 9 tomorrow, Blomkamp is sure to quickly become the hot new director in Hollywood.  His cinéma vérité style combined with his seamless integration of computer effects, […]